ROSELAND, NJ — Running 4 Answers, a race against Alzheimer's is hosting its seventh annual event on Saturday, April 30 in Roseland. A USATF-sanctioned 5K race and two-mile fun run/fitness walk, this event raises money for Alzheimer's research.
To date, Running 4 Answers has donated $205,000 to Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Started by two Roseland residents, Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger, the event was created because Mastrangelo, whose mother passed away in the fall after suffering 17 years with this disease, could not find a road race that raised money for Alzheimer's research.
"We started this race with three things in mind, to raise money for research, to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and to create a fun community event," said Mastrangelo.
Sponsored by local businesses such as Tri-Coastal Design, Regal Bank, Saint Barnabas Health and Fox Rotchschild LLP, the race starts at 8:30 a.m. The start and finish line will be on Harrison Field in Roseland, but the race itself winds through the beautiful roads of Essex Fells. There are cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers. The walk starts at 8:35 a.m., also winding its way through Essex Fells.
This year, the first 100 registrants recieve a long-sleeve t-shirt, all others will receive the standard short sleeve t-shirt. For more information, to register or donate, please visit their website, www.running4answers.org or call them at 973.896.9263 or 973.477.4774.